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What started as a bomb threat erupted into a near riot between police and students at the Old Dominion Job Corps center in Amherst County last night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( The bomb threat came from within the Job Corps center itself.
While the Amherst sheriff's department searched the buildings, students were kept on these buses for more than two hours.
The long wait apparently left some of them agitated and a confrontation erupted between one student and a police officer.
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((BOB BARLOW/JOBS CORPS ADMINISTRATOR: MY ASSUMPTION IS HE SAID SOMETHING TO THE OFFICER, AND THE OFFICER SAID SOMETHING TO HIM.. WE KNOW THAT MACE OR PEPPER SPRAY WAS DISCHARGED.))
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At that point, the confrontation spilled out of the bus and into the roadway, with students on one side, police on the other.
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((BARLOW: THERE WERE STUDENTS ON ONE SIDE.. FIRE HOSE OUT.))
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Deputies on scene called for backup.. and more than fifty officers from five area jurisdictions responded.. a phalanx of emergency vehicles making its way into the center.
It wasn't until two hours later that the situation had defused itself.
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((ROY WOOD/ON-DUTY SUPERVISOR: THEIR PROTOCOL IS, WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN THE NATION, IS TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION.. THE NUMBER ONE THING IS SAFETY.))
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The name of the student arrested has not been released.. authorities are still looking for the person who phoned in the bomb threat.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))[7Plane-Crash]


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A Covington couple is in serious condition after their small plane crashed in West Virginia.
The crash occurred yesterday while taking off from the Fayetteville, airport.
Police said Bob and Angela Hayward's plane flipped, caught fire and came to rest in a campground adjacent to the airport.
A man from Florida was piloting the plane when the accident happened.

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The search for answers in yesterday morning's apartment fire in Roanoke continues.
All of the eight people inside escaped safely...but the house was a total loss.
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When firefighters arrived the house was engulfed in flames...
The house included four apartments.
Fire officials say there was about 75-thousand dollars worth of damage...and about 10-thousand dollars in damages to the house next door.
Tonya Taylor says her son was the first to notice the flames.
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((TONYA TAYLOR/RESIDENT: I WAS LAYING ON THE COACH AND MY SON CAME IN AND SAID THE BED WAS ON FIRE. I LOOKED AT THE BED. I WAS GOING TO TRY AND PUT IT OUT BY MYSELF, BUT IT WAS LIKE I COULDN'T DO IT. SO I GRABBED MY KIDS))
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Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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Your Monday forecast calls for cloudy skies with fog and drizzle early. Highs will be around 70 degrees. Lingering clouds and sprinkles are on tap for tonight with lows reachinf 55 to 60. Drizzle should greet you tomorrow as you wake up, but then turn partly csunny with highs in the low to mid 70's. Tomorrow night will be mostly cloudy with fog and drizzle returning and highs in the upper 50's.
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Mail has continued to flood our newsroom with letters concerning the resignation of the pastor of West Salem Baptist Church.
Most comments were in disagreement with our decision to air the story...
But not everyone agreed with that standpoint.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more on this weeks' feedback.

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((Almost all of the comments we received, more than we can cite on the air, were along these lines:
"By allowing such a story to air, you have become no better than the tabloid magazines and television programs I refuse to read and watch. Rev. Slaughter is not my pastor, nor am I a member of his faith, but I believe every person deserves privacy in matters such as these."
A fellow clergyman also disagreed that this was news. But he had a slightly different viewpoint.
"I do not recall any news report by WQDJ on the positive ministries that West Salem Baptist Church has been involved in our community, and there have been many positive and good ministries that this Church has contributed to the residents of the Roanoke Valley. I will continue to watch your news programs because I believe an honest judgment by the news editors was made, but I do expect to start seeing some positive reporting on the ministries, activities and churches that contribute to the residents of the Roanoke Valley."
And a Christiansburg viewer applauded our coverage.
"I think your coverage of Reverent Slaughter's resignation was appropriate and newsworthy. As a minister of the Gospel he is a public servant and open to scrutiny just as our mayor or anyone else in the public eye. Did you not report also that his spouse had forgiven him? Not once did I hear sensational wording or any bias on your part. Please keep up the good work you do as an excellent source of news."
If you'd like to get in touch with us, try P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail should be addressed to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Roanoke fire investigators still don't know what sparked a fire yesterday that destroyed an apartment house.
The eight people who lived inside escaped safely, but the house was a total loss.
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When firefighters arrived the house was already engulfed in flames...
Four apartments comprised the structure.
Fire officials estimate damage at 75-thousand dollars-- and add the house next door sustained about 10-thousand dollars in damages.
Tonya Taylor says her son was the first to notice the flames.
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Authorities will continue their investigation today.
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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
Fog and drizzle this morning, otherwise cloudy skies with highs near 70.
Lingering clouds overnight, with a few sprinkles and lows in the upper 50s.
The extended outlook gradually warms up into the mid 80s later this week.... with partly cloudy skies and scattered thunderstorms possible by Wednesday.
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Traffic is flowing once again of Interstate 81 in Roanoke County after Saturday's fatal truck accident...
But the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Joy Sutton repots...

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(( Hazmat crews were at the fatal accident location for several hours....removing contaminated soil from the fatal accident...
Robert C. Garrard of Commerce, Georgia was killed by a tractor that detached from a row of three trucks being transported north on Interstate 81 by another tractor ...in what is known as a piggy-back.
The detached tractor crashed head-on with the tractor trailer traveling south bound.
Trucker Walter Johnson says the piggy backs are dangerous and he would not never drive one.
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And some truckers say even a pre-trip safety inspection is not fool-proof.
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Authorities are still trying to determine who or what is to blame in the fatal collision...but authorities have charged the driver of the piggy back, James Edward Blake of Maryland with failure to secure a load.
Futher charges could be pending.
Joy Sutton, News7, Roanoke County.))
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Congressman Rick Boucher convenes a federal task force on Interstate 81 issues later this morning in Abingdon.
We'll have more on the meeting on News-7 at Noon.

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Traffic is also flowing on the internet as it makes a big jump for the year...
And a security companytries to jump start microsoft into action... by HELPING hackers.
Eric Earnhart has more on this weeks edition of webwatch.

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If it seems more crowded on online, that's because it is... A Nielsen Media Research/Commercenet survey found 92 million people over age 16 online in the U.S. and Canada... that's up 13 million since last August. 55 million people are shopping online... There's a demographic breakdown on the Commercenet website.

Internet Security company eEye says microsoft ignored them when they discovered a security flaw that could give hackers access to credit card numbers at hundreds of thousands of sites, including Disney, Nasdaq, and Barnes and Noble.

So eEye began offering free software that would allow hackers to break into microsoft servers... they say they wanted to force the company to fix the problem.
Last week microsoft posted a security patch on it's website.

You can also get a fix to protect microsoft Outlook from the explore worm.

If you didn't get enough of the Royal weekend wedding, you can go back and enjoy it over and over again... BBCAmerica offers streaming video of the nuptials.

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For links to these sites, click on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

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Taking a moment now to check out your Monday forecast...
Fog and drizzle for the morning commute, otherwise it'll be a cloudy day with highs around 70.
Lingering clouds and sprinkles, with lows in the mid and upper 50s.
The five day outlook is partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Highs will steadily warm up into the mid 80s later this week with lows in the 60s.
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